Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle writes and draws news for Grist. She also writes and draws tweets for Twitter.

Business & Technology

Richmond, Calif., fights back against Chevron’s choke hold

Chevron, which has been polluting Richmond for more than a century, is trying to win over residents with gardens and parties. It'll have to try harder.

Business & Technology

A new year, a new Keystone XL blockade

The Tar Sands Blockade has launched a new tree-sit -- and this time activists think TransCanada won't be able to reroute its pipeline around them.

Climate & Energy

Cash for Clunkers program drove right into a brick wall of waste

The program took 690,000 old cars off the roads -- and sent them to landfills instead of to auto-parts recyclers.

Cities

Fiscal-cliff deal ups tax benefit for transit riders

Congress almost drove the crazy train off the fiscal cliff, but turned away just in time, yielding tax benefits for mass-transit riders.

Politics

A new savior for California state parks?

An ex-Marine general is taking charge of the troubled state park system, and he ain't taking any guff.

Living

Avis buys Zipcar, delighting investors and unnerving customers

A deal to acquire the car-sharing company might make more Zipcars available on the weekends. It might also kill the business altogether.

Cities

Peer-to-peer sharing went big in 2012 — and so did opposition

Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and others are growing fast, to the horror of government regulators and established businesses.

Business & Technology

It’s high-speed rail vs. farmers in California

A planned bullet train linking California's major cities would cut through hundreds of the state's prized Central Valley farms.

Politics

New Hawaii senator says climate change is urgent

Brian Schatz (D) marked his appointment to the U.S. Senate with a strong statement on global warming.

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